Rick’s Top 5 Rick Springfield Songs [VIDEO]
Hard to believe, but Rick Springfield turns 62 today. Born Richard Springthorpe on 8/23/1949 in Sydney, Australia. By the early 80's, Springfield was pulling double-duty as a rock star and a well-known soap star. Remember Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital? Although Springfield hasn't had any radio hits in quite sometime, he is still making music and has a yearly Boat Cruise where fans can hang with him. To celebrate Rick's birthday, I thought I would share my top 5 favorite Springfield songs.
(ed note: since we are all very familiar with Jessie's Girl, I have decided to omit this from the list. Rick did win a Best Male Vocal Grammy for that song)
Rick attempted to take on a starring role in a movie about a rock star, called 'Hard To Hold.' The soundtrack fared better then the movie. This would be the biggest single off that album.
Affair Of The Heart
This comes off the album, 'Living in Oz.'
Love Is Alright Tonight
(1981) Billboard #20
3rd single off his 'Working Class Dog' album.
(ed note: Springfield is a huge dog lover and his dog Ron is featured on this album cover, along with his follow up, 'Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet.')
I’ve Done Everything For You
This was the follow up to 'Jessie's Girl.' It was written by Sammy Hagar.
This was originally recorded in 1978. Springfield claims this is autobiographical about being mistaken for Bruce Springsteen.